WE USE THE T-SHIRT AS A CANVAS TO PROMOTE LGBTQ EQUALITY, PRIDE, VISIBILITY AND JUSTICE.
We believe in the power of this little article of clothing to spread a message far and wide. The t-shirt is accessible, it is personal, it is interpreted differently than other mediums because there is real a person inside of it.
WE MAKE GRAPHICS & PRODUCTS THAT SPARK CONVERSATION & RAISE AWARENESS.
All of our shirts have a specific message. In the shop, you can read about each design – the inspiration, history and purpose. When people wear our stuff, they usually end up having lots of interesting conversations and interactions. The debates, questions, looks, and moments of solidarity are all a part of our mission to promote LGBTQ pride, increase visibility and advance equality and justice.
OUR WEBSITE OFFERS MANY RESOURCES FOR AND ABOUT LGBTQ PEOPLE.
We provide a collection of resources on our website – everything from information about anti-oppression, transgender health, internalized homophobia, and LGBTQ art history. Every resource we have comes with references for further reading and links to other organizations where additional support can be found. We believe that the LGBTQ fight for equality is bound to all other struggles for social, economic and environmental justice and we try to reinforce that vision through our resources.
WE ATTEND LGBTQ PRIDE EVENTS.
Revel & Riot has attended pride in San Francisco, New York City, Montreal, and Toronto. In 2014 we designed all the official t-shirts for World Pride, and marched in the parade with an amazing contingent of supporters. LGBTQ Pride events are actually what inspired the name Revel & Riot. It’s the range of expression and emotion that occurs at pride demonstrations, rallies, marches, and parties that we hoped to encompass in our name. The celebration and the fight; the love and the hate; the revel and the riot, are some words to describe that unique duality present at LGBTQ pride events worldwide.
WE DONATE TO OTHER LGBTQ ORGANIZATIONS.
Each year we donate a part of our proceeds to other LGBTQ organizations. We also offer special deals and discounts on our t-shirts to LGBTQ groups and community organizations.
WE DO COLLABORATIONS.
We have made t-shirts with Tegan and Sara, and Fun. – bands who wanted to make a statement of support for LGBTQ equality. Both groups very generously donated the proceeds back to us and as a result we were able to get thousands of political, pro-LGBTQ t-shirts out into the world. We designed the official merchandise for World Pride 2014 and Pride Toronto 2015. We were featured in the documentary 100% T-shirt, a great film about the history and power of the garment. We were on The Campus Consciousness Tour in 2013.
REVEL & RIOT IS AN LGBTQ NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION.
Our funding comes entirely from the sales of our t-shirts, and donations. Thank you very much for your support.